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Monthly Archives: December 2016

TopKids Dey visit Extreme Edge

The tamariki at TopKids Dey went on an excursion to Extreme Edge, an indoor rock climbing centre. What a great time our children had! This was a great opportunity for our tamariki to explore their capabilities, to take risks and challenge their physical capabilities. Our children displayed resilience, perseverance and determination as they worked hard to negotiate […]

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Charlie visits TopKids Dey

Charlie, one of our teachers kid goat came to visit TopKids Dey and was introduced to all the children. What a great reception he got from everyone – loads of enthusiastic pats and cuddles – by the end of the day he was one very tired wee goat!

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Montessori Bethlehem visit Palmers

The children at Montessori Bethlehem regularly pop across to Palmers to replenish plants in their extensive gardens. The gardens are maintained by the children who love flowers and often pick them to put in vases on the tables.

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ABC Mayfield’s Christmas Float

This Year it was ABC Mayfield‘s turn to design the Christmas Float. We decided to do the scene where the Grinch rides down the hill to return the presents. The children from ABC Mayfield, ABC Blenheim and ABC Springlands helped to create boxes to go on our Grinch Xmas float We had teachers, from all […]

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Paying it forward at ABC Balclutha Central

This month ABC Balclutha Central having been paying it forward and really getting involved in our community. We had stalls in the A&P show, the Balclutha Christmas market and participated in the Santa parade with the theme of ’12 days of kiwi Christmas’. As part of our paying it forward philosophy we created pay it forward plates […]

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ABC Monokia visit Redwoods

ABC Monokia have been doing daily excursions to The Redwoods forest to support the children’s understanding about the wider community and papatuanuku as part of our centre planning.

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The Hits visit ABC Monokia

The Hits radio station came into ABC Monokia to collect all the donations that whanau have gathered. This was part of the event ‘FILL THE BUS’ and giving to our community and those in need.   Children have been actively participating in this process as we have done few excursions to the shops to get […]

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Community Kindy Turangi’s winning float

Community Kindy Turangi recently won best float. The theme for our float was ‘The Nativity’ and we won first prize of $500.00 to go in our fundraising account.  We had animals in the cage on our float and they were a pig called Piggy lol, a lamb called Bubbles and a rabbit not yet named.  Walking beside us was […]

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ABC Hillcrest visit New World

This week at ABC Hillcrest, the Tui Room children decided to make some lovely shortbread biscuits and take them to the local New World Supermarket, where they would hand them out to elderly shoppers. The response from the shoppers was fantastic, some had tears in their eyes, and  they hugged the children tight. This was […]

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